Substance Abuse Counselor

    Updated 9 days ago
    Groton, CT 06340
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Medcentrek is seeking a Substance Abuse Counselor in support of the Naval Branch Health Clinic in Groton, CT. This positoin is M-F, 40 hours per week. Primary Work Location: NBHC Groton, CT Qualifications: Degree: Certificate. Education: Graduate from a behavioral science program with specialized training in substance abuse and chemical dependency treatment. Certification: Maintain a national certification credential by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors or National Board of Certification Counselors or International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse. Experience: One year of experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor after graduation. License: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a Certified Addictions Counselor. Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor School Job Duties: Assigned to the Substance Abuse Clinic. In addition, the HCWs may provide services in the Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Division. The HCW shall provide services within the scope of their competencies and clinical privileges as granted by the Commanding Officer, and the applicable duties provided in the basic contract, and the following: Obtain or provide relevant information that will facilitate treatment, assist in developing programs, and service delivery relating to the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP). Conduct comprehensive substance abuse screening/assessments with patients seeking an evaluation voluntarily, or at the direction of their commands, the court, medical, or other referral sources using medical and psychological evaluation to establish individually suitable treatment programs. Compose and forward to commands written correspondence defining evaluation and recommendations. Writes case histories and discharge summaries. Provide assessment of substance abuse and addiction. Conduct treatment intakes and develops individual treatment plans. Provide individual and group counseling for clients with substance abuse issues. Identify and document medical consequences of alcohol and other substance use, including withdrawal and detoxification. Facilitate the placement and management of patients in appropriate levels of care within the continuum of care model of the treatment of addictive disorders. Perform case management, including referral assistance for patients with problems other than substance abuse. Delegate tasks and duties in the clinical direction and coordination of health care team members, patient care, and clinic activities. Provide technical guidance to administrative personnel. Maintain records, reports, correspondence, and files, required by local directives and current instructions. Participate in the SARP outreach program. Maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers. Perform a full range of Certified Addiction Counselor duties, in accordance with assignment and consistent with the scope of practice for profession, including but not limited to, medical care treatment and patient education in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner. Obtain or provide relevant information that will facilitate treatment and assist in developing programs. Provide assessment of substance abuse and addiction. Identify and document medical consequences of alcohol and other substance use, including withdrawal and detoxification. Facilitate the placement and management of patients in appropriate levels of care within the continuum of care model of the treatment of addictive disorders Employment Type: Contract Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: $24 - $28 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No
    Posting ID: 616365903Posted: 2021-04-30Job Title: Abuse Counselor